I didn’t bother to link to the Jared Leto Joker pic, since I’m assuming it’s already been inflicted upon you.

§ April 27th, 2015 § Filed under sir-links-a-lot § 10 Comments

Turned out I had the wrong link to Bully’s Ambush Bug Birthday post in last Thursday’s entry…it should have gone here, so go ahead and visit that link in case you were wondering why I was sending you to one of Bully’s Star Wars entries. Not that you shouldn’t be reading those, too.

Best wishes to Ty Templeton, who recently experienced a heart attack and reports on his own recovery in the Mighty Ty Templeton Fashion. I don’t talk enough about his work here, but I’ve been a fan of his since Stig’s Inferno (read it all here, legally, for free!), and if you can get your hands on a copy of 1987’s Amazing Heroes #111, that’s one humdinger of an interview with the man there.

Also, Cartoon Brew posted a bunch of the character one-sheets for the forthcoming CGI Peanuts movie, in case you wanted to know what real-ish hair on Snoopy and Lucy looked like. I actually am looking forward to seeing what they do with this film, and as someone who managed to survive the 3D Viewmaster Peanuts dioramas, I think I can handle the CGI versions. I do have to say I’m not a big fan of the taglines on the posters, but it’s marketing, so What Can You Do? “Dust a Move,” indeed.

And in other news…I can’t wait for Dark Knight III to come out, which is a sentiment I’m sure I share with many of you out there.

10 Responses to “I didn’t bother to link to the Jared Leto Joker pic, since I’m assuming it’s already been inflicted upon you.”

  • Thelonious_Nick says:

    About those taglines–they seem intended to introduce audiences to the characters. But do people/kids really not know the Peanuts characters? My son is nine, and he loves Peanuts (as well he should), and has several of the paperbacks. He’s also started raiding my Fantagraphics Collected Peanuts books. My daughter knows who they are too. Maybe my kids are outliers?

  • Jon says:

    I would rather they hadn’t made the Peanuts movie with computer graphics. Those feathers near Woodstock’s head just don’t look right.

  • AbsalomDak says:

    What about the live action All laundry detergent commercial? http://www.campaignlive.com/article/pigpen-merkley-+-partners/1341059

  • AbsalomDak says:

    As to the posters…they look like wig displays. And C.B. is bald. Refer to the All commercial to see his hair handled properly. But I admit it would be too jarring in the stylized world of CGI.

    Wow, Franklin is awfully light skinned.

  • AbsalomDak says:

    “My friends call me Sir” is a good one. “A-dork-able” not so much.

  • philip says:

    To Thelonius_Nick’s point, I think it’s probably safe to assume that a lot of kids don’t know Peanuts. My 8-year-old knows them because her dad (me!) sort of made sure she knows them. She doesn’t love them the way I did at her age, 40 years ago. She is aware of them and reads them sometimes, but she has lots of other interests (comics and otherwise) so Peanuts isn’t really high on her list. And I think her friends whose parents are not fans of Peanuts in particular or comics in general haven’t really been introduced to it.

    I have now written far too much. I will take my kid to see this movie and it will probably be okay. I do wish I still had those crazy 3-D Viewmasters, though.

  • john says:

    I didn’t know about Mr. Templeton’s condition. He’s been a favorite of mine since Stig’s Inferno as well. I remember finding the one issue I didn’t have at SDCC a few years ago and nearly yelping with joy. Going to go over to his site and wish him well. A true talent! His various Batman Adventures (and work on Batman ’66) are treasures.

  • Ensiform says:

    I *loved* The Dark Knight Strikes Back. I thought it was brilliant. Utterly brilliant. Maybe not Watchmen good but up there with V for Vendetta and the best of Astro City, for sure. I’m not even joking.

  • Adam says:

    It turns out that the Jared Leto Joker pic is significantly better than the Will Smith Deadshot pic.

  • D. Latta says:

    You really wanna see Batman fight Hillary Clinton that bad, huh?